Monday, August 11, 2008

Being your own therapist - Buddhist style

This week's All in the Mind is one of my favorite shows so far, Being your own therapist - Buddhist style. Natasha Mitchell consistently puts out great material on this podcast -- if you haven't already, you should subscribe.
Being your own therapist - Buddhist style

Venerable Robina Courtin, acclaimed Australian Tibetan Buddhist nun, has excavated the suffering mind at its greatest depths of despair. Founder of the Liberation Prison Project, she's helped thousands of inmates release themselves from the prison within—their mind—using Buddhist techniques. Venerable Tenzin Palmo was one of the first Westerners to be ordained as a Buddhist nun, spending years undergoing intense meditative practice in an isolated cave in the Himalayan mountains. We can all be our own therapist is their powerful claim.

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Venerable Robina Courtin
Nun in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition
Founder and Director of the Liberation Prison Project

Venerable Tenzin Palmo
Nun in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition
Founder of the Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery, India.

Further Information

Dr Mindfulness: science and the meditation boom
Broadcast on All in the Mind, ABC Radio National 2007

Chasing Robina
An interview with Venerable Robina Courtin on ABC Radio National's Spirit of Things

Psychology and the Buddha
Broadcast on ABC Radio National's All in the Mind, 2002

Buddhist Information and Education network


Title: Cave in the Snow: Tenzin Palmo's Quest for Enlightenment
Author: Vicki MacKenzie
Publisher: Bloomsbury, 1999
ISBN-10: 1582340455

Title: The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality
Author: The Dalai Lama
Publisher: Broadway, 2005.
ISBN-10: 076792066X

Title: Buddhism's Four Noble Truths (BBC Online)
Courtesy of the BBC, "leading Western Buddhist teachers each explore the meaning of one of the Four Noble Truths for the contemporary audience".

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